Photos from 120 years, made the first amateur camera

Taking our latest DSLR camera today, we do not think for a second what the first camera photos look like. Fortunately, we have the internet and if we are curious about it, we can look at it and get to know some of the history of photography.

So it happens that the first commercial camera was Kodak No. 1 was put on sale in 1888 and cost $ 25 then, which at present times gives almost $ 600. It was the first camera that anyone could buy and take pictures of.

Kodak No. 1 was completely unlike today’s photographic equipment. It looked more like a crate of boards than a device for taking pictures.

Making pictures with such a thing was relatively simple, because earlier photographers had taken pictures with the cameras they had built and their sizes were quite large. For Kodak No. 1, it was necessary to first insert a film sufficient for 100 photos, open the shutter and press the shutter. Today it is enough to just look at the display and press a button and automation will take care of the rest.

Calling a movie was not easy either. There were no vending machines that did it for us, so we had to send the camera directly to the Kodak factory that handled the process and sent us paper equipment for another 100 shots. And so were photos taken of him.

New PC cases from Lian

Lian-Li Industrial, a well-known manufacturer of PC enclosures, has launched two new models: PC-B16 and PC-A61. Both are made from brushed aluminum and feature minimalism.

Both are designed to offer a lot of space in the interior, so they have a 5.25 “modular bay and six 3.5″ / 2.5 “bay bays that can be dismantled, thus gaining space for long graphics cards. Up to 42 cm The height of the processor cooler can be up to 17 cm.

In both cases, 30 mm of space behind the motherboard was used to guide all the wires, thus preserving the inside of the enclosure.

An interesting model is the PC-B16, where the manufacturer has taken care of reducing the noise generated by working windmills, so he used foam insulation installed on both the side panels as well as on the front closing doors shielding the drive bay.

Of course, you can also opt for water cooling, a removable upper panel allows you to mount 240 or 280 mm heat sinks, and special mounting holes make it easy to route pipes with liquid.

Household battery from Nissan

Tesla Motors last year showed its first home-use battery designed to store energy from photovoltaic installations, allowing it to be used when it is most needed. Now a similar system is presented by Nissan, and it is called xStorage.

XStorage was developed in partnership with Eaton’s power company and is almost exactly the same as Tesla Powerwall, a household power supply. The kit can be connected to renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines or photovoltaic cells, and it will then be used to store the generated current, allowing it to be used when it stops transmitting, for example, or the sun is hiding behind the horizon. The battery can also be recharged from the mains during the second tariff, thereby lowering energy bills.

Interestingly, the xStorage Nissan will use old batteries from its electric vehicles.